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Computed Tomography (CT) Scan

A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of
X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices), both horizontally and vertically, of the body.

As the table glides through the machine (gantry), images are created when the X-ray beam moves in a circle around the body, allowing many different views of the same organ or structure. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the X-ray data and displays it in a two-dimensional (2D) form on the monitor.

A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. CT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays.

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All Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital CT Scanners Are Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.  

Methodist Health System offers the following CT services: